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How many troops did Napoleon lose in the Peninsular War?
Thereof, did Napoleon lose the Peninsular War?
By October, the Iberian Peninsula was liberated, and Wellesley launched an invasion of France. The allies had penetrated France as far as Toulouse when news of Napoleon's abdication reached them in April 1814, ending the Peninsular War.
Moreover, how did the Peninsular War affect Napoleon's downfall?
How did sending an army to invade Portugal and causing the peninsular war lead to Napoleon's downfall? It weakened the French empire because over 300,000 men were lost in the war. This made the French troops extremely weak and ill which gave the Russians the upper hand.
Today, it is generally estimated that 600,000 to 1.3 million French perished during the military campaigns between 1792 and 1815, 70 to 75% of which for the wars of the Empire (1805-1815), in other words, between 400,000 and one million.